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May. 26th, 2015

janet next

sg_fignewton

June reccers: volunteer post

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May. 25th, 2015

malek base commander

roeskva

Distorted Reflections by Lizardbeth

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Tok'ra
Characters: SG-1, Malek, others
Categories: Action/adventure, AU, crossover (with Jeremiah), apocafic, gen (very brief background mention of canon relationships)
Author on LJ: lizardbeth_j
Author's Website: Lizardbeth's LJ page
Link: Distorted Reflections

Why This Must Be Read: This is a wonderful, long fic that I read years ago, and found again recently on AO3. It was just as great on the second read - and I have since watched Jeremiah which it is a crossover with. Not that it is necessary to know that show, because it's not.
This is classic SG-1 team on an epic adventure, in a post-apocalyptic world - and there are Tok'ra! How could this possibly be better?

May. 22nd, 2015

anise

roeskva

A Pair of Archaeologists by Starshadow_Moon

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Tok'ra
Characters: Freya|Anise, Daniel Jackson
Categories: romance, au, het
Warnings: none
Pairings: Daniel/Freya|Anise
Author on LJ: I don't think so
Author's Website: Starshadow_Moon on AO3
Link: A Pair of Archaeologists

Why This Must Be Read: This story is both cute and funny, and it is delightful to follow Anise and Freya's internal discussion as they try to figure out how to explain their interest in Daniel to him. It is a short and sweet fic, and highly recommended!

May. 20th, 2015

teamy goodness

sg_fignewton

Directly Proportional, by Denise (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Siler
Characters: Siler, Samantha Carter, Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: gen, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Denise at AO3
Link: Directly Proportional

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a fun little romp as Sam and Siler end up taking an unscheduled trip through the Gate and need to sneak into a Jaffa barracks to find their way home. Add an adorable epilogue with Siler and Walter, and this story is guaranteed to leave you grinning!


She looked back at him and Siler knew in an instant exactly why General Hammond lost the last of his hair.

May. 19th, 2015

aithusa

morena_evensong

The Perils of Lemon by werewitch (G)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Rodney McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay, Carson Beckett, Radek Zelenka, Colonel Sumner, John Sheppard
Pairings: Rodney/Carson friendship
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Wraithbait
Link: The Perils of Lemon

Why This Must Be Read: According to the author's summary, this story is a take on how Carson and Rodney met and became friends. Which is a fun dynamic to watch develop, but what I really like about this story is how it shows Atlantis' crew coming together even before they get to Atlantis. And how protective some of them are of their Head of Sciences behind his back even as he pretends to forget their names. Interestingly enough, it's also a story that shows Sumner in a good light and takes Sheppard to task over that thing with the lemon in SG1 (which is something that's always bothered me).
aithusa

morena_evensong

The Adventures of Rodney McKay's Magical Healing Cock by sardonicsmiley (PG)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Rodney McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Ensemble
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, Humour
Warnings: Crack, copious mentions of male genetalia
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: no more tears
Link: The Adventures of Rodney McKay's Magical Healing Cock

Why This Must Be Read: You mean the title itself isn't enough of a reason to read this story? Ah, well, then allow me to give you two more. First of all, the author's summmary: "Oh my God! It's glowing!" Secondly, despite the title, there manages to be absolutely no sex in this story whatsoever (just the description of one rather bizzarre sex dream).

There can really never be too many 'weird Ancient device' stories and this one is crack at its finest.

May. 14th, 2015

teal'c pwnage

sg_fignewton

An I for an I, by Paian (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Teal'c
Characters: Teal'c
Categories: gen, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: paian
Author's Website: Paian at AO3
Link: An I for an I

Why This Must Be Read: This is simply gorgeous instrospection as Teal'c contemplates who he is - wholly - and his acceptance of who he will always be. Beautiful, as with everything Paian writes!


He is who he is -- grievous errors, unforgivable crimes, unbearable sacrifices, fierce triumphs and all.

May. 11th, 2015

Rodney - Genius

danceswithgary

Listen To Me by blackchaps (Explicit)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, Elizabeth Weir, Carson Beckett
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Angst, Drama, First Time, Humor, Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: blackchaps
Author's Website:
Link: Listen To Me

Why This Must Be Read:

What if Rodney kept some of his powers after 'Tao of Rodney' and what would he do with them? I always love the rollercoaster rides of blackchaps' stories and this one is no exception. There's angst and humor and drama and hope all rolled into Rodney's plans for a better Pegasus.

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tok'ra stargate

roeskva

Lost and Found by Stargatefanatic123 (PG-13)

Show: SG-1/SGA

Rec Category: Tok'ra
Characters:  John Sheppard, OC Tok'ra
Categories: gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ:  I don't think so
Author's Website: Stargatefanatic123 on Fanfiction.net
Link: Lost and Found

Why This Must Be Read: I love the idea of Tok'ra in Atlantis, and this is a delightful take on the idea, with John Sheppard becoming a host. Go read it!
broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Written by the Victors" by Speranza (explicit)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard,Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka, Evan Lorne
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan
Categories: Slash
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: cesperanza
Author's Website: Speranza's SGA Fiction
Link “Written by the Victors" by Speranza


Summary:
It's the story of Atlantis' uprising, told from two different perspectives.
On the one hand we see the events analyzed and evaluated through texts written by historians and political authors, on the other hand we see the story unfold firsthand and get to watch what really happened, what the protagonists' thoughts and motives are.
In short: we see the historical evaluation in hindsight and we see the reality while it happens - and it's quite interesting to compare it. Which leads straight to "Why This Must Be Read" ...

Why This Must Be Read:
Because it's "big". It's history happening, history being created by our beloved heroes - which makes them larger than life - while, at the same time, they're still not more than human beings at this time.
And I can't believe nobody has yet recommended this for the "Team"-category. After all, it's Atlantis' flagship-team that ends up being the first ruling entity of an independent Atlantis.
It's a very worthwhile but not an easy read for two reasons: first, it's somewhat painful to see the crack and break that goes straight through the middle of the expedition and causes the separation, which leads to the second reason: because of the style you have to take your time to read and truly work through the story (it's not a quick read).
Though don't make the mistake to skip the "dry historical" parts because what's written there is absolutely necessary to understand the story right. The information there complements and completes the happenings in the story. For instance: only if you have read the "historical" bit about the rumours of John and Elizabeth exchanging letters after the uprising you'll be able to put their separation and their further relationship into the right perspective. Reading the "historical" parts will either affect your take on the events or it will let you see where the historians went wrong.
Because of it's style this is one of the most intriguing, challenging and thought provoking stories I've read.

In the end, after you've seen what really happened combined with how the events are interpreted it hindsight, it makes you question how much of real historical events are truly what we're told they are.

And not to forget: Even if you're not one for deep thinking in regard to your fanfiction - it's also just plainly a pleasure to see our team struggle and fight to change Atlantis' future to what they deem to be the better course.

Speranza's story sparked a heap of artwork: pictures, texts, complementing stories, a lovely vid that illustrates the story, a podfic that includes 35 different speakers (more an audio drama than a simple podfic) - it's a whole universe.
Make sure to check this out as well.

http://trickster.org/speranza/cesper/victorsverse.html


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teamy goodness

sg_fignewton

Q is for Questing

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Drama
Characters: Janet Frasier, team
Categories: gen, time travel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: izhhilzha
Author's Website: Izhilzha's FanFiction Sticky Post
Link: Q is for Questing

Why This Must Be Read: This one easily reads like an episode: an urgent offworld problem that requires an unorthodox solution, and the struggles of each individual member of the team to find a way to success, using whatever skills they possess to deal with their unexpected situations. Add Janet into the mix, and you've got a fascinating time travel story that perfectly suits SG-1.

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May. 10th, 2015

McShep - Not So Much

danceswithgary

Crush by Soraya (soraya2004) (T)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay (Beckett/Ford)
Categories: Humor, Pre-Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: soraya2004
Author's Website:
Link: Crush

Why This Must Be Read:

This one always makes me giggle just imagining their faces.

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May. 8th, 2015

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Thousandmother" by Springwoof (NC-17)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard,Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka, Evan Lorne, Steven Caldwell, Sam Carter, Vala Mal Doran, Daniel Jackson, Cameron Mitchell, Teal'c, OFC, OMCs, Wraith
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash
Warnings: As worded by the author: Descriptions of medical experimentation, vivisection, and serious injuries (including eye injuries). Violence. Harsh language. Nudity that's not for sexy-funtimes.
Author on LJ: springwoof
Author's Website: none
Link “Thousandmother" by springwoof

Since this is a story from SGA Big Bang 2009 there's also artwork to go with it. Therefore, here's also the link to the SGA Big Bang version of the story: http://sgabigbang.talkoncorners.net/?view=fic&id=91

Summary by the author:
Fleeing from a Wraith surprise attack, John, Rodney, Teyla, and Ronon are separated and stranded on a cold, harsh planet without help, supplies, or a Stargate! As they struggle to survive and find each other, the Team discovers a new alien race, and secrets that the Ancients left behind—including a secret about Ascension that neither the Ancients nor the Ori want anyone to know.


Why This Must Be Read:
At almost 49000 words length this story comes close to the range of paperbacks and it's worth reading every word. This is SGA-fanfiction at its best: a plot-driven sci-fi adventure including action and a truly alien non-human culture, alien OCs who are actually "alien people" contrary to two-dimensional cardboard figures and SGA-characters who act and ring just as we know and love them. Plus: a clever and inventive twist regarding ascension.
All too often I get the impression that a story is either plot driven at the cost of character relations/relationships, lacking the personal aspect which is my main reason for reading fanfic, or it is heavy on exploring relations and relationships while lacking a plot apart from that. "Thousandmother" manages to give us both in a well balanced manner: a sci-fi plot and character relations/relationships. Oh, and SG-1 makes a guest appearance as well so we get two teams in one story. ;-)
That springwoof is a splendid storyteller goes without saying.

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May. 6th, 2015

SGA Lorne Parrish Heart

squidgiepdx

Finally in the Right Place with the Right Man by Denyce (PG)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: Slash
Characters: Evan Lorne, David Parrish
Pairings: Evan Lorne/David Parrish
Categories: Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: denyce
Author's Website: Bibbles
Link: Finally in the Right Place with the Right Man

Why This Must Be Read: There is so much packed into this short fic that I just can't over. First of all, the sensualness shared between Evan and David, even in just a PG fic, is intense. And the emotions that poor Evan goes through are just heartbreaking - until he makes his decision and goes for it. If you want to read a sensual, beautiful first time fic, this story is for you!

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aithusa

morena_evensong

Very, Very Improbable by Lacey McBain (PG)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Rodney McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Carson Beckett
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, theoritical McKay/Carter (as a halucination)
Categories: Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: laceymcbain
Author's Website: Lacey McBain's Fanfiction Library
Link: Very, Very Improbable

Why This Must Be Read: According to the old adage, 'a lie travels twice around the world before the truth even gets its pants on'. And that's what's at the centre of this story. Following 'Grace Under Pressure', Rodney's being examined by Carson in the infirmary and someone else overhears part of their conversation.

This story is one of those ones that keeps you grinning the whole way through. It's basically a silly look at the active rumour mill that inevitably exists in Atlantis... and that John should really know better than to take at face value. Not that I'm about to complain about the results.

May. 5th, 2015

humor

sg_fignewton

What Would Walter Do? by Gategremlyn

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Characters: Walter Harriman, General Hammond, Catherine Langford, Cassandra Frasier, team
Categories: gen, humor, episode related, time travel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: gategremlyn
Author's Website: Gategremlyn at AO3
Link: What Would Walter Do?

Why This Must Be Read: This is a joyful episode tag to 1969, flashing between Walter following up on his paperwork and various characters following up on events that took place thirty years before (or long in the future). The ending is one of my all-time favorite tropes, and the entire fic is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


Walter grinned. Best. Damn. Job. Ever.

May. 4th, 2015

jack and daniel friendship

sg_fignewton

Soul May Look and Body Touch, by Katie M (PG-13)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Episode Related
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill
Categories: gen, Jack and Daniel friendship, angst, drama, horror, character study
Warnings: detailed descriptions of canon torture
Author on LJ: katie_m
Author's Website: Katie M at AO3
Link: Soul May Look and Body Touch

Why This Must Be Read: Here is an exquisitely wincing exploration of Daniel helplessly watching Jack's very self disintegrate, both physically and mentally, during Abyss. Powerfully, painfully good.

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May. 3rd, 2015

teamy goodness

sg_fignewton

Boom Boom, Boom Boom, by Stringertheory (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Humor
Characters: Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson
Categories: gen, Jack and Sam friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: stringertheory
Author's Website: fic list
Link: Boom Boom, Boom Boom

Why This Must Be Read: Ah, team and C4: a match made in heaven.

Boom!


“Carter,” Jack cut in. “Bottom line: on a scale of one to supernova, how big is this going to get?”

May. 1st, 2015

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

May reccers

Many thanks to annieb1955, danceswithgary, melodysparks, and morena_evensong for their March recs! We had only sixteen recs this past month. Let's hope our numbers go up a bit, although with so few reccers signed up, that might be difficult.

Our reccers for May are:

danceswithgary: John/Rodney

morena_evensong: Rodney McKay

patk: Team

roeskva: Tok'ra

squidgiepdx: Slash

I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to posting at least two recs over the month of May, although of course we'll happy with more.

Apr. 30th, 2015

fic rec

sg_fignewton

Stargateficrec still seeking volunteers for May

We have just two SGA volunteers for next month's recs, but there's still time to sign up! If you are interested in reccing at least two fics over the month of May, please comment at the volunteer post.

Apr. 29th, 2015

McShep - Heartbreakers

danceswithgary

Northside Social by esteefee

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard Ronon Dex Teyla Emmagan
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Alternate Universe, First Time, Humor, Romance, Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: esteefee
Author's Website:
Link: Northside Social

Why This Must Be Read:

This coffee shop romance is sweet and funny with lovely slow sips to love for John and Rodney.

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Rodney - Aloof

danceswithgary

Don't Make Me Mad by mific

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Alternate Universe, Humor, First Time, Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: mific
Author's Website:
Link: Don't Make Me Mad

Why This Must Be Read:

Set in the Mensa 'verse, Rod ends up being the Hulk and John is... busy. Fun times!

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jack and daniel friendship

sg_fignewton

Q is for Quintessential, by Tallulah Rasa (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Characters: Oma, Daniel
Categories: gen, episode related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: Q is for Quintessential

Why This Must Be Read: A (literally) delicious slice of friendship between Oma and Daniel, complete with snark, disagreement, and sparkling characterization. A real joy!

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Apr. 24th, 2015

aithusa

morena_evensong

Beware of what you poke by sexz101 (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Humour
Characters: Teal'c, Team
Categories: Gen, Humour
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: sez101 on ff.net
Link: Beware of what you poke

Why This Must Be Read: Remember the days of msn? Well, this is a short, simple, somewhat silly - yet still very much in-character - look at early days Teal'c trying to understand Earth culture. 'Cause us humans, we like being silly sometimes. Jaffa warrriors, on the other hand, do not do silly.
janet next

sg_fignewton

May reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through April 30th. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on Friday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of May. April reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

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